Grilled Zahtar Bread with Tomatoes

  • Active Time 5m
  • Total Time 5m

4 Servings

Zahtar is a Middle Eastern spice mixture that includes summer savory, thyme, sesame seeds and a pinch of ground sumac.


  • 4 large slices coarse peasant bread
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons zahtar (see Note)
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Diced beefsteak tomatoes


Light a grill.

Generously brush the bread with olive oil and sprinkle each slice with 1 teaspoon of the zahtar.

Season with salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper.

Grill the bread over a medium-hot fire, turning once, until nicely browned and crisp, 1 to 2 minutes per side.

Top with diced tomatoes and serve.


These savory toasts need nothing more complicated than a glass of crisp white wine. Select a Washington State Chardonnay, such as the 1997 Hogue.


Zahtar is available at Middle Eastern markets and specialty food shops.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Food and Wine. All rights reserved.

RecID 3526

nutrition information per serving

130 calories; 4g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 211mg sodium; 22g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 4g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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